31 October 2010

happy halloween~ new work in progress, fall forest

so last evening, we returned home to see a black cat {who we spooked} in our yard... i think he was hunting.
 black cat- halloween- superstition! i loved it!


not the clearest photo... shiny silver pieces awaiting the tumbler & patina bath. 
there are new items, i can't wait to list in the shop!

fern lined fall pathway. my home.

22 October 2010

"lake wobegon...

where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and the children are above average." ~garrison keillor

we went to the live broadcast show last night. i thoroughly enjoyed myself. i'm pretty sure my husband did too.
even though he did mention that we were the youngest in this audience {again}. 
we've been listening to this show for 20+ years- which means when we were in our older teen years, yep we were there...
and the next time these guys ever do a live show within 100 or so miles, i am definitely there! 
(hmm... why haven't we seen them in the past 4 years that we've been listening to them?)

oh and sara watkins makes me bawl like a baby when she sings. 
i think it's because i've seen her sooo many times at the beginning stages of her career, when her & her bro sean played with chris thile in nickel creek. i had to wipe away the tears every time she sang last eve... big baby.

15 October 2010

refreshing creek walking~ but not with officially waterproof boots

i need to commune with nature. 

after crossing the shallow part barefoot, resting on a tree root.
winding cold water. 

04 October 2010

rainy days and mondays always get me down

a cold and rainy Monday greeted us today. 
on days like this, i usually wake up and realize i can't move.
my one leg is being held captive by the cat {who is only there because he is cold}. 
and the other side is sandwiched in by the husband~ who is reluctant to face any part of a monday at all without a pronounced curse. 
the day was pretty much a drag for the most part. until i saw my etsy treasury. 
and wow eight, 8! of the 16 items sold! 

01 October 2010

Copper clay ready for the kiln + results

i finally got around to working with the copper... i really like the texture.
the firing schedule was a bit tricky to figure out.  but after two firings, i think i have it.

most of these are listed in the shop. two have already sold! :)

these tranquility earrings are still available 

o little owl athene necklace. {i love this chain, i can't believe i've never used this type before!}